How Man United chief Ed Woodward stopped Anthony Martial from leaving the club

Manchester United attacker Anthony Martial was strongly linked with a move away from Old Trafford during the transfer window.

The former Monaco forward was left frustrated after seeing his game time got limited by the arrival of Alexis Sanchez.

Before the Chile international’s arrival in January, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford were famously fighting on who will be Jose’s first choice in the left-wing forward.

Alexis’s move to the Theatre of Dreams terminated Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford’s development as Jose Mourinho was forced to make Martial and Rashford fight for the right-wing instead.

However, due to his limited playing time, Martial hinted that he would walk out of the Manchester club before the season starts.

Ed Woodward was able to hold Martial from leaving the club due to early closure of the transfer window
Ed Woodward was able to hold Martial from leaving the club due to early closure of the transfer window

Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham were strongly linked with a move to sign the France international, with Juventus and Bayern Munich also interested in his services.

While the attacker’s agent publicly told Manchester United that his client will be leaving the club in August, Ed Woodward tried his best to block all links that will lead the 22-year-old striker out of the club.

Anthony Martial scored a goal against Everton
Anthony Martial scored a goal against Everton

According to Manchester Evening News, a report claimed that United chief Ed Woodward was lucky to hang on to the former Monaco striker and were saved by the early closure of the transfer window.

Anthony Martial has scored four goals in the Premier League this summer, including his stunning curl against Everton on Sunday.

His performances in recent weeks show that he is a key player for Jose Mourinho.

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